Have you decided what you want to do when you leave school? There are so many options available to you post 16, such as work experience and apprenticeships, so you should explore all avenues.

The Facts

​The best job opportunities in 2018 were:

  • Fitness Trainer

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant

  • Personal Financial Advisor

  • Computer Software Engineer

  • Registered Nurse

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Biomedical Engineer

  • Market Research Analyst

Post 16 Options

All young people in the UK must complete full time education until the age of 16, then they’re let loose on the world. But this doesn't mean it's the end of the road for learning.


Check out Wiltshire College prospectuses, applications and enrolment forms for full-time, part-time, university and apprenticeships.


An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study.


you have the opportunity to make choices about your own learning and the qualifications that go with it. This can influence your options for future education or employment.



Wiltshire College & University Centre has four main campuses in Trowbridge, Chippenham, Lackham and Salisbury with smaller centres based at Corsham and Castle Combe. We offer a wide range of courses so there is something for everyone.


Get advice on the different stages of a job hunt, including how to improve your interview technique and write an effective CV. You can get help to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction.


The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities.